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US Open Day Two – Spieth Charges to the Top

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Masters winner Jordan Spieth hit a three-under-par second round to move to the top of the leader board with an overall score of five-under-par, whilst fellow American Patrick Reed is also on five-under-par at the halfway point of the tournament. The two young Americans are amongst the brightest talents in the golfing world and both are shining at Chambers Bay.

If Spieth maintains his good form, he may fancy his chances of becoming the best player in the world. The man who currently holds that position, Rory McIlroy, is currently four-over par and finds himself nine shots off the lead. A second US Open title for the Northern Irishman now looks unlikely.

Dustin Johnson and South African Brendan Grace are one shot further back on four under. The highest place European is Dutchman Joost Luiten, who is currently on three-under-par. Amateur Brian Campbell, who found himself on three-under-par after day one, dropped two shots in his second round but is still in contention at one-under-par.

Jason Day collapsed shortly before finishing his round, but is likely to be able to compete in the next two rounds. The Australian was par for the course in his second round and is two-under for the tournament.

Henrik Stenson was joint top after day one, but the Swede hit a four-over-par second round to drop back to one-under for the tournament. Phil Mickelson also had a bad second round, and the American now finds himself eight shots off the lead.

A host of big names have missed the cut at the tournament. Former champions Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Tiger Woods are all out of the competition, whilst Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Jamie Donaldson are also on their way home.

The tournament remains tight and a number of players will still fancy their chances of emerging victorious. However, it’s the young American Spieth who many will see as the man to beat if they are to win the trophy.


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